Ottawa, January 12, 2021 – On behalf of Canada’s 90,000 manufacturers and the 1.7 million Canadians employed by the sector, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulates the new federal ministers for their appointment today. CME looks forward to working with these new ministers to ensure we continue to strengthen manufacturers’ significant contribution to Canada’s economic recovery.
“I want to thank Minister Bains for being a true champion of manufacturing. Under his leadership, we saw a number of enhancements to existing programs, and the introduction of new programs designed to strengthen Canadian manufacturing,” said Dennis Darby, President & CEO of CME.
CME congratulates the honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne for his new mandate as Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, the honourable Marc Garneau for his new mandate as Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as the honourable Omar Alghabra for his new mandate as Minister of Transport.
“We look forward to working with these new ministers on challenges that are important to manufacturers and that will affect our capacity to contribute the economy recovery. Important issues such as the Buy America Act, having world-class infrastructure to facilitate trade for our manufacturers, as well as instituting a manufacturing strategy for Canada, will be key in the years to come,” concludes Darby.
About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.